2017-03-30 / Calendar

Calendar




Thursday

March 30

Dinner Theater “The Foursome,” Newport Playhouse, 102 Connell Hwy., dates and times vary, through May 13, 401-848-7529, newportplayhouse.com.

Jamestown LEGO Club Children create according to a theme, 7-and-under must be accompanied by an adult, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Shakespeare in Middletown Fans gather to read and enjoy works of the Bard, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 5-6 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Women in Business After Hours At this Newport Chamber event, hear about the history of the founders of Girl Scouts of America and today’s growing trends for women in the workplace, The Elms, 367 Bellevue Ave., 5:30-7:30 p.m., members $15, nonmembers $25, register, 401-847-1608, newportchamber.com.

Fly-Tying Workshop Novices and experienced fly-tiers learn to make their own freshwater flies, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30- 7:30 p.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Salve’s French Film Festival Screening “Hippocrate/Hippocrates, Diary of a French Doctor,” O’Hare Academic Center’s Bazarsky Lecture Hall, 7p.m., $10 general admission, salve.edu/french-film-festival.

Godspell’ Salve Regina University presents “Godspell,” Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., March 30-31, 8 p.m.; April 1, 2 p.m., $8-$15, 401-341-2250, salve.edu/events.

Friday

March 31

Origami Workshop Make origami bunnies and candy dishes for Easter, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Leading Ladies Film Series “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (1961), starring Audrey Hepburn, popcorn provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Godspell’ 8 p.m. See March 30.

Improv Comedy with the Bit Players, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., 401- 849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

Saturday

April 1

Spring Bull Gallery Opening Reception Opening reception for “Collective Marks: Visions,” Spring Bull Gallery, 55 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., shown through April 30, 401-849-9166, springbullgallery.com.

Art Exhibit See a photograph exhibit on Newport’s architecture and sports, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., through April 30, newportphotoguild.org.

Deblois Gallery Opening Reception Exhibit including works by Linda Hufnagel, Dian Sartor and Frieda Squires, Deblois Gallery, 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 5-7 p.m., shown through April 30, 401- 847-9977, debloisgallery.org.

Jump-Roping Learn single rope and double Dutch jumping moves from basic to advanced, no prior experience required, for ages 8-13, Florence Gray Center gym, 1 York St., 9-11 a.m., Mondays 4-5 p.m., 401-846- 4828.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour Hear stories of entrepreneurship and religious diversity during Newport’s Colonial period, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 401-841-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Newport LEGO Club Children ages 5-12 create with LEGO bricks, projects displayed for a week, materials provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m.-noon, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Bailey Brook Clean-Up At this Clean Ocean Access event, participate in a watershed cleanup, behind Aquidneck Shopping Center, noon-2 p.m., info@cleanoceanaccess.org.

April Fool’s Nature Program Join a naturalist for a special guided hike and animal presentation, recommended for all ages, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 1:30- 2:30 p.m., $8-$10, register, 401- 846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

‘Godspell’ 2 p.m. See March 30.

Seal and Lighthouse Tour Watch seals aboard a Save the Bay vessel and tour Rose Island, Bowen’s Ferry Landing, Market Square, 3-5 p.m., $5-$42, register, savebay.org/seals.

Comedy Night Several comics perform, adult content, Elks Lodge, 141 Pelham St., 7 p.m., tickets $20, purchase at the lodge or by contacting lefebvrem16@hotmail.com.

Mystery at the Museum “Spring Surprise,” a 90-minute whodunit, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $10-$30, 401-324-9436, newportmurdermystery.com.

Common Fence Music Session Americana performs, Common Fence, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 8 p.m., $25 in advance, $28 at the door, 401-683- 5085, commonfencemusic.org.

Newport Night Run This 5K run benefits the Newport Public Education Foundation, headlamps, bright colors and glow sticks are recommended, Rogers High School, 15 Wickham Road, 7:30 p.m., $27-$35, register, newportnightrun.com.

Improv 8 p.m. See March 31.

Sunday

April 2

Guided Bird Walk Birding experts and beginners bring binoculars and join experts to prowl the best bird-watching spots, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 8-10 a.m., 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Garden Tips and Soil Testing Bring a soil sample for testing by URI master gardeners and get gardening tips, Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Road, Middletown, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Sundays through Oct. 31, weather dependent, 401-874- 2900,uri.edu/mastergardener.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Walking Tour From Newport’s Colonial age to Gilded Age summer colony, discover the transformation of the city and its people, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 401-847-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Artist Talk and Tea Enjoy an artist talk and tea with Kate Blacklock, Newport Art Museum, 75 Bellevue Ave., 1:30 p.m., free with museum admission, 401- 848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

String Ensemble Performance La Bella Musica performs, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Soils and Groundwater Program Learn about soils and recharging the groundwater, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 2-4 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Salve French Film Screening “Loin des Hommes/Far from Men,” O’Hare Academic Center’s Bazarsky Lecture Hall, 3 p.m., preceded bya2p.m.reception,$15general admission, salve.edu/french-filmfestival.

Seal and Lighthouse Tour 3 p.m. See April 1.

Monday

April 3

Road to Independence Walking Tour Learn about Newport’s role in the

American Revolution, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., $10-$20, space limited, 401-841- 8770 for reservations, newporthistorytours.org.

Maker Mondays Children ages 5-12 work together to practice programming skills using Bee-Bots, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1-2 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportpubliclibrary.org.

Jump Roping 4 p.m. See April 1.

Tuesday

April 4

Teen Temporary Tattoo Children ages 6-12 create their own temporary tattoo, with a parent’s permission slip, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 4-5 p.m., register, 401-683-9457.

Library Matinee “Hacksaw Ridge” (2016), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Maker Lab Open Studio Patrons 12-and-over check out the lab, work on projects and have questions answered by staff, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-7 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Empower Book Club Read nonfiction in the personal development genre, the current selection is “David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants,” by Malcolm Gladwell, newcomers and drop-ins welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

NewportFilm Screening Watch “The Age of Consequences” and learn about some of the impacts of global warming, followed by a conversation, Newport Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 7 p.m., 401-649-2784, newportfilm.com.

Salve French Film Screening “Chocolat" ("Chocolate,”) followed by a discussion, O’Hare Academic Center’s Bazarsky Lecture Hall, 7 p.m., , $10 general admission, salve.edu/french-filmfestival.

Wednesday

April 5

Newport Chamber Event Roundtable discussion on small business tools and issues at the General Assembly, Newport Chamber of Commerce, 35 Valley Road, Middletown, 8:30-9:30 a.m., members free, $10 nonmembers, register, 401-847-1608, newportchamber.com.

Wednesday Morning Book Group Discuss “Tell the Wolves I’m Home,” by Carol Rifka Brunt, drop-ins welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10 a.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

RI Historical Society Presentation Learn about the RI Historical Society and more about the cultural landscape of our community, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., noon- 1 p.m., space limited, register, 401- 847-1851, newportmansions.org.

Coloring for Adults Materials provided or bring your own, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 3-4 p.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Children’s Book Club Children in grades 3 and 4 focus on “Julie of the Wolves,” by Jean Craighead George, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., sign up at the circulation desk, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Little Makers Children ages 5-8 experiment, tinker and build to develop critical thinking, problem solving and STEAM skills, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

‘Life of the Mind’ Presentation Learn about author Kim Fuller on the struggles and successes of raising an adopted son, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m. reception followed by the talk, members free, nonmembers $10, seating limited, register, 401-847- 0295 x112, redwoodlibrary.org.

Cooking with Kerrie Chef Kerrie Schoenbucher prepares scrumptious items and gives cooking tips, for ages 21-and-over,

Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6-8 p.m., 401-683-9457, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Thursday

April 6

Rough Point Exhibit Opens See “Nature Tamed,” about the landscape, gardens and collections of Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., through Nov. 5, 401-847-8344, newportrestoration.org.

Eight Bells Lecture “The U.S.S. Monitor and The Mariners’ Museum,” Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, noon, 410-841-7276, usnwc.edu.

Jamestown LEGO Club 3 p.m. See March 30.

Shakespeare in Middletown 5 p.m. March 30.

Lecture and Recital “Perspectives on the Germania Musical Society,” along with a performance by the Newport String Ensemble, Colony House, Washington Square, 5:30 p.m., suggested donation begins at $10, proceeds benefit the ensemble and the Newport Historical Society, space limited, RSVP, 401-841-8770, newporthistory.org.

Fly-Tying Workshop 6:30 p.m. See March 30.

Climate Change Talk Learn about climate change, global warming, and the effects of deep-sea drilling, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-7:45 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Friday

April 7

Rogues and Scoundrels Tour See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 10:30-11:30 a.m., 401-847-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Improv 8 p.m. See March 31.

Saturday

April 8

Newport String Project Quartets perform at the winter growers’ market, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., newportstringproject.org.

Make Electric Artwork Learn how to make electrified Claymation characters with the R.I. Museum of Science and Art, 75 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m., register, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Floral Easter Egg Topiary Workshop Attend a hands-on floral design workshop and craft an oversized floral Easter egg, Green Animals Topiary Garden, 380 Corys Lane, Portsmouth, 10 a.m., $30, space limited, register, 401-847-1851, newportmansions.org.

Seal-Watching Tours Steam out to Rose Island aboard a Save the Bay vessel, expert guides on hand with educational materials and binoculars, depart from Bowen’s Ferry Landing, noon and 1 p.m., $17-$22, register, savebay.org/seals.

Fort Adams Shoreline Clean-Up Join Clean Ocean Access to clean up the shoreline, coffee provided, bring a mug, Fort Adams, noon-2 p.m., cleanoceanaccess.org.

Meet the Author British foreign correspondent John de St. Jorre discusses his book, “Darling Baby Mine: A Son’s Extraordinary Search for His Mother,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Library Crafts Children ages 5-12 make a variety of library-themed crafts, decorate your own book bag, bookmark or library card holder, while supplies last, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Teen Movie Time See “Hercules” (2014), starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, snacks and drinks provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3-5 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibrary.org.

Rough Point Self-Guided Tour Explore the house, gallery and gardens at your own pace, guides on hand, Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 3-5 p.m., adults $10, children 10-and-under free, 401-837-8344, newportrestoration.org.

Jessica Hagen Reception Opening reception for “Cellar Doors,” paintings by Kevin Gilmore, Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design, 9A Bridge St., 7-8:30 p.m., 401-835-7682, jessicahagen.com.

Newport String Project Enjoy music by the Newport String Project, Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Road, Portsmouth, 7-8 p.m., 401-847-3777, newportstringproject.org.

Murder at the Museum 7 p.m. See April 1.

Oldies Night Fundraiser Come as you are or wear your favorite outfit from your favorite decade to support the John O. Pastore Scholarship, DJ, dancing, refreshments and a raffle, Knights of Columbus, 7 Valley Road, Middletown, 7 p.m., tickets $20, call 401- 849-7078.

Improv 8 p.m. See March 31.

Sunday

April 9

Garden Tips and Soil Testing 9:30 a.m. See April 2.

Seal-Watching Tour Noon and 1 p.m. See April 8.

Middletown Historical Society Lecture “From Slaves to Soldiers: The 1st Rhode Island Regiment in the American Revolution,” with author Robert Geake, Paradise School, Paradise Valley Park, Prospect Ave., 2 p.m., donations appreciated, .middletownhistory.org.

French Salon Musicale Pianist Virginia Eskin performs, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3-4 p.m., members $5, nonmembers $10, call 401-847-0295 x112 to reserve your seat.

Concert Doug James and Willie Laws, Jr., perform music on the guitar, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4:30 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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